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Payroll Course Online

Who’s the person in any company employees rely on? Our payroll course online is ideal for individuals seeking the specialized skills to become that most-valued employee—the payroll clerk. You’ll learn payroll training, payroll management processes, and much more. Employers in large and small businesses understand the need for a well-trained and detail-conscious individual to fill this role—that could be you!

Online Payroll Course Curriculum

Through our online Payroll Clerk Program, you’ll learn the foundational skills that can help you prepare for a job as an entry-level payroll clerk. Your self-paced classes include:

  • Introduction to Payroll and Employees
  • Deductions and Payments
  • Payroll Accounting and Controls

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Professional certification

After completing our online Payroll Clerk course, you may want to sit for the National Association of Certified Public Bookkeepers (NACPB) Payroll Certification Exam. After successfully passing the exam, you’ll be a certified payroll clerk, which can help you stand out to future employers when applying for jobs in the field.

What you get

  • Textbook: Payroll Management
  • Student Portal dashboard for instant access to lessons and support
  • Learning Resource Center online libraries and labs
  • ProQuest® digital access to thousands of sources for research
  • An active online community of fellow students, staff, and grads

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Job opportunities

Our payroll course online provides valuable certification preparation and can boost your opportunities to become a payroll clerk. Once qualified, you will be positioned to succeed in almost any industry. According to the U.S. Department of Labor bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks earn a median salary of $45,860††.



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Frequently asked questions

You may be taking your first steps into higher education. Or you may be considering online study for the first time. Whatever your situation, we're here to guide you through the process and answer any questions you have.

When you take the initiative to get payroll certification preparation online, it shows that you are self-motivated to become a professional in a growing field. Businesses of all kinds, from small private companies to large corporations in every field of endeavor, place a high value on payroll professionals to help them manage their accounting and financial transactions.

No, certification is completed separately from your online Payroll Clerk Program and is not required for graduation. While some employers may prefer to hire certified payroll clerks, certification isn’t usually necessary to secure an entry-level job in the field. However, after successfully completing the program, you may choose to become certified through the National Association of Certified Public Bookkeepers (NACPB) Payroll Certification Exam to add credentials to your resume.

We allow you up to one year from the date of your enrollment to graduate from your payroll certification preparation course. A self-paced, flexible learning schedule is one of the many advantages of pursuing your education at Ashworth College.

Related programs

Enroll in our payroll course online, or explore our range of affordable, flexible, and accredited career programs that can boost your business skills in similar areas.

Related programs from our partner school, Penn Foster

Through our partner schools Penn Foster Career School and Penn Foster College, students can take advantage of a range of related programs that offer the flexibility and affordability of Ashworth College. Discover how you can balance work, life, and school to develop the skills to help you advance in your current career or help you take the next steps toward building a new one.

State requirements

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government, and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

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